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- Maihime (Dancing Girl) - Limited edition

Yumeji Takehisa


The lovely woodblock print "Maihime" (Dancing Girl)  is by Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934). From the popular series "Onna judai" (Ten Female Subjects). Limited edition size of only 280 sheets. The title, artist's signature, and artist's red seal are on the lower left corner of the image. Artist's name, the title, edition number 30/280 in Japanese Kanji, and the publisher's name "Takamizawa" on the left margin. This is a recarved edition by Takamizawa publisher in 1987. The woman's Kimono is a typical Taisho era design, which is very colorful and modern. It adds a very lovely and fresh mood to this print.

Yumeji Takehisa was born in Okayama in 1884. He is very famous for his Bijin-ga (paintings of beautiful women), in addition, he succeeded as an illustrator for many books or advertisements. His typical lyrical works were called 'Yumeji-style beauties (Bijin). He is a representative painter of Taisho romance, and was sometimes called the "Ukiyo-e artist of the Taisho era''. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 and 3/8 x 17 and 1/2 inches (34 x 44.5 cm)
Image size: 11 and 1/2  x 15 and 5/8 inches (29.5 x 40 cm)
Sheet number: 30/280
Date: 1987 
Signed: Artist's signature and a red seal on the lower left corner of the image.
Condition: Very good condition. 



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